ANGERME 23rd Single Cover 01

Release Date: July 22, 2015

Track Listing

  1. Nanakorobiyaoki
  2. Gashinshoutan
  3. Mahoutsukai Sally
  4. Nanakorobiyaoki (Instrumental)
  5. Gashinshoutan (Instrumental)
  6. Mahoutsukai Sally (Instrumental)

Review

Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally is the 19th single released by the group formerly known as S/mileage and the second under their new name of ANGERME.

This single will probably be one of the last (or the last if ANGERME don’t release another single before she leaves) for founding member Fukuda Kanon who will be graduating at the end of November.

This triple a-sided single continues the evolution of ANGERME from their humble 4-member beginnings to a unit who are part of the future legacy of Hello! Project. The songs are much like their last single, a throwback to a simpler idol song template.

And that makes for a series of rather fun songs that each have their own type of appeal. Nanakorobiyaoki is a dance/pop song that has an influence of Platinum Era Emo Musume, particularly with the strings that are used for dramatic effect. There is a also a touch of current H!P Electro pop for those who forgot that this is a 2015 release.

Gashinshoutan and Mohoutsukai Sally are the slightly more offbeat and goofy sounding songs. They’re not like Momoiro Clover Z quirky, but perhaps just a little different enough to make them stand out amongst the short catalog under the ANGERME brand. I found Mohoutsukai Sally to be the catchier of the two, even if the concept is kind of silly.

In the end this was an entertaining single. The only thing I don’t really get is why there are so many versions when probably one regular edition and 2 limited would suffice. But that’s neither here nor there and it doesn’t really affect the quality of this release. It just seems excessive to me. Just saying.

Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally (Regular Edition A)

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Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally (Regular Edition B)

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Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally (Regular Edition C)

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Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally (Limited Edition A)

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Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally (Limited Edition B)

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Nanakorobiyaoki / Gashinshoutan / Mahoutsukai Sally (Limited Edition C)

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